There's a feral quality to this estate-grown wine that's in keeping with its lineage and appellation, a funky earthiness wrapped around vibrant cherry compote and juicy blackberry, seasoned in nutmeg and cardamom. Complex and layered, it builds momentum in the glass, taking on additional spicy characteristics and is structured on the finish.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.